Nigerian Civil War

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  • The Major Causes Of The Nigerian Civil War

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    challenges the country faces today. One of the the most notable events within its history is the civil war that occurred from 1967 to 1970. This war was caused by a variety of reasons, but the main factor that brought on the onset of the war was cultural tensions. The Nigerian Civil War can be characterized by a clash of cultures vying for control of the country. To understand the events that led up to war, you have to understand the colonial history of Nigeria that contributed to its sectional tensions

  • Ethnic Cleansing Of The Igbo: The Nigerian Civil War

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    Intrastate conflict has historically been savage and chaotic; nowhere have these descriptors been more fitting than within African civil wars. A legacy of colonialism, ineffective governance, and regional conflict scars the continent, resulting in regular political instability within its territories. The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s cost the lives of an estimated three-million people- the majority of whom were civilians who succumbed to starvation (NWE 2015). This conflict has traditionally

  • Game Of Success Tom : The Nigerian Biafra War, Nigeria 's Civil War

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    Game of Success TOM: The Nigerian-Biafra War, Nigeria’s Civil War. The inner conflict between the Biafra region and the mainland Nigerian government began approximately seven years after gaining independence from the British on October 1st, 1960. The Nigerian Civil War also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War plummeted the country through three years of unmitigated bloodshed with a death toll of over a million people. The war initiated by the succession of the southeastern region on May 30th

  • The Vietnam War: The Nigerian Civil War

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    up of many different countries, each with their own struggles and triumphs. There have been many conflicts and wars throughout the continent. Blood has been shed, and freedoms have been won. One of the most deadly and horrific conflicts in African history took place in the country of Nigeria. This conflict is known as the Nigerian Civil War; also referred to as the Nigerian-Biafran War. Nigeria was a country of major division and diversity within itself when it came to religion, economics, ethnicity

  • What Is The Theme Of The Nigerian Civil War

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    Achebe's war poems. The poems that Achebe wrote in the time of the Nigerian civil war which lasted for three years and Nigerian people suffered a lot because of that war, Ogaga Okuyade in his article Of the Versification of Pain: Nigerian Civil War Poetry states that: "The Nigerian civil war is about the ugliest moment in the history of post-colonial Nigeria – a moment of hatreds and sufferings." (128). Poets of civil war, including Chinua Achebe, try to show the pain and suffering of the Nigerian people

  • Nigeria Biafra Civil War

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    | Realism, Power and the Nigerian Civil War | | 211540478 | Ntsika Nduli | 3/15/2013 | | International Relations is a field of politics that takes a look at the interactions that occur in between states in the international arena. Its aim is to explain why certain events have unfolded in certain ways, as a result of how states use their power relatively to each other. Mostly the interactions that International Relations tries to examine or explain, is the conflicts that arise as

  • Analysis Of Nigerian Civil War By Chinua Achebe

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    to analyze and discuss Achebe's war poems. The poems that Achebe wrote in the time of the Nigerian civil war which lasted for three years and Nigerian people suffered a lot because of that war, Ogaga Okuyade in his article Of the Versification of Pain: Nigerian Civil War Poetry states that: "The Nigerian civil war is about the ugliest moment in the history of post-colonial Nigeria – a moment of hatreds and sufferings." (Okuyade in Emenyonu. 128). Poets of civil war, including Chinua Achebe, try to

  • The Rise And Fall Of The Igbo

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    migrations (Alagoa). What led to the Igbo’s loss of power is better detailed because of foreign involvement. Inadequate leadership began with the British’s colonization of Igboland. Civil unrest followed British reign and power exchanged hands too often for stability. The Igbo eventually became involved in a civil war that gained international notice (Lamb 308) and finalized the Igbo’s descent. In conclusion, expansion drove the Igbo to power, with migrations

  • Discuss The Causes Of The Nigeria Civil War

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    Authors have identified remote and immediate causes of the Nigerian Civil War. There were remote and immediate causes of the civil war. While the remote causes of the civil war in Nigeria are factors that imply that there were underlying factors that gradually built up overtime the tension that eventually led to the civil war, the immediate causes were simply triggers to the tension that had reached boiling point. These causes shall be summarized to include but not restricted to the following as

  • Philosophical Quotes About Ojukwu

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    • “I’m the only man in Africa who can say whatever he likes to say within the ambit of the law and get away with it.” (Ojukwu’s Diaries) • “War is not fought by saints. If you get caught up in Mother Teresa’s exultations, you’ve never achieved your objectives.” • “I saw the Biafran war as an indispensable consequence of the bestiality, brutality and Northern hatred for the Igbos…I saw the decision to break away as a surgical necessity for my race” (Ojukwu’s Diaries) • “Do we have too many nymphomaniacs

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